The China Study, Anybody Read it?

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  1. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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  2. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    I have read parts of it while doing a raw foods diet a year or so back.
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    So does it advocate a certain kind or amount of meat or just a total vegetarian diet?

    Imp
     
  4. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    the basics is folks that eat foods heavy in diets with meat tend to have more chronic illness. Since it wasn't the direction I was going anyways I only read parts of it. With a raw foods diet all food is consumed raw.. Meat and vegetables.

    I've also read that humans much like chimpanzees are frugavores, not omnivores. The study on that states that we can get enough protein from fruits and veggies to live. Honestly, that one seemed a bit extreme to me, but the thought of going without meat for any length of time leaves me weak kneed [​IMG] I've grown up mainly carnivorous and love foods cooked over an open flame [​IMG]
     
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    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Quote:I agree, I will never be a vegetarian ! But If you lower your meat intake, your cancer and heart disease goes down. ( along with most "american" diseases.) You don't have to completly stop meat intake, but lower it extremely.
     
  6. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    Quote:I agree, I will never be a vegetarian ! But If you lower your meat intake, your cancer and heart disease goes down. ( along with most "american" diseases.) You don't have to completly stop meat intake, but lower it extremely.

    cancer, heart issues, type 2 diabetes.. all can be reduced by huge numbers by cutting out that slab of meat we americans eat at every meal.
     
  7. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haven't read it, but it sounds interesting. I would never go back to a completely vegetarian diet, but I can certainly see the benefits for the average American consumer to reduce meat consumption. We never have meat as the central focus of our meals. It is always more of the side or an ingredient in a dish. That is just the way we like to eat. I have never really gotten on the raw food bandwagon though, although I have no opinion about how good that may or may not be for a person. As far as the meat thing though, I think humans are designed to be omnivores. I did a lot of reading about that when I worked in a natural foods store. I remember reading that only animals that eat a certain amount of meat have incisors I believe it was (don't quote me on that though, LOL). Our teeth are not like those of animals that are strictly carnivorous, nor like those that eat only plants.
     
  8. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I used to eat raw food once a week. It just makes you eat more veggies, and complete foods. I'm not going to eat any meat raw, and most raw grains aren't doable. I sprouted beans and ate cold soups and salads. It helped keep my weight lower.
     
  9. HLAC

    HLAC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please read this before you take Campbell's China Study too seriously.

    It uses ALL the data from the study.. but you'll see that if you don't cherry pick the findings like Campbell did.... there is no meat/cancer/heart disease/diabetes correlation. However you might want to rethink eating wheat products. [​IMG]

    http://rawfoodsos.com/2010/07/07/the-china-study-fact-or-fallac/
     
  10. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Quote:Just out of curiosity, what did he cherry-pick? I want to know so i can look out for them.
    Thanks
    Mark
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    Just read the criticism on your link I get it now LOL!
     
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